Experiencing Both Perspectives Of EMDR: Provider And Patient

By James Brister, M.D. | Apr. 22, 2019 When I was sixteen years old, I was an athlete and I loved football. If my coach told me I could run through a brick wall, I would try. I felt “invincible”—holding the world by the tail. Then it all changed in less than a...

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Dear Potential Employers

Dear Potential Employers By Michelle Yang | Mar. 29, 2019 A couple of months ago, I quit my prestigious corporate job I held for years. At the same time, I also began to write and advocate for mental health awareness, this empowered step was years in the making. It was...

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Maintaining Healthy Friendships With Mental Illness

By Shainna Ali | Feb. 15, 2019 Quality friendships have the potential to give us feelings of compassion, belonging and happiness. They can help improve our sense of self-worth and help us cope. When you have a mental illness, you may think that your friendships are bound to be more complicated. You may even deem...

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Being A Parent When You Have Anxiety

By Vanna Winters | Feb. 06, 2019 I was diagnosed as a teenager with generalized anxiety disorder and social anxiety. Everything gave me anxiety: people, schoolwork, making decisions—it all made me panic. Over time, I learned strategies to handle my anxiety. Then I had kids. When I thought about becoming a mother, and...

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How The Digital Age Has Impacted Mental Health Care

By Laura Greenstein | Feb. 04, 2019 Almost the entirety of my experience in seeking mental health care (apart from the actual therapy) has been online. I looked for a therapist using different “find a therapist” search engines, clicking filters that would account for my insurance and location. I’ve read...

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A Parent’s Guide To Mental Health For College Students

By Marcia Morris, M.D. | Dec. 10, 2018 Talking with parents is something I rarely did when I began my job as a college psychiatrist twenty-five years ago. However, in response to students coming to my office with more complex problems and severe symptoms, I have tried to get parents...

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How Easy It Is To Neglect Your Mental Health

By Trevor McDonald | Dec. 12, 2018 We all know what taking care of our physical health looks like: eating right, exercising regularly and getting plenty of sleep. But do you know how to take care of your mental health? Neglecting your mental health can be easy, especially since it’s...

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Avoiding Holiday Stressors: Tips For A Stress-Free Season

By Jessica Maharaj | Dec. 03, 2018 The “most wonderful time of the year” can quickly turn into the most stressful time of the year for many. When compounded by a mental illness, common holiday pressures can create a perfect storm of exacerbated stressors, symptoms and setbacks if not proactively...

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Opioids And Substance Abuse: What Can We Do?

By Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Jun. 25, 2018   Opioids and other substances that alter how we feel, think and act have overtaken our culture, and have been declared a public health epidemic. We are losing our loved ones, friends, co-workers and neighbors to these substances. But we have yet to implement...

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Getting Involved With Minority Mental Health

Mental health conditions do not discriminate based on race, color, gender or identity. Anyone can experience the challenges of mental illness regardless of their background. However, culture, race, ethnicity and sexual orientation can make access to mental health treatment much more difficult. America’s entire mental health system needs improvement, including when it...

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